View Full Version : 2nd time hiking up washington...

06-02-2008, 02:16 PM
Hiking up with some buddies saturday june 7th. No ice/snow i imagine? also, i heard mention of black fly season or something?

KD Talbot
06-02-2008, 03:50 PM
If you take a look at the webcams on this site you will see there is still quite a bit of snow. You make no mention of what route you plan to take, so hard to say what you will run into. Tuckerman Ravine Trail will be closed above the Bowl.

June is the middle of blackfly season. Can't say how bad they'll be. Usually worse in the woods and less above treeline where the wind and cold temps keep them down. Plan on them being at best a nuisance and at worst a nightmare.


06-02-2008, 04:50 PM
I agree with Kevin. Stay on the west side and maybe you will have more breeze and less snow. Tuckermans Ravine will have plenty of snow for a while.

06-03-2008, 08:47 PM
I just did Ammo up and Jewell down....and we encountered snow on Ammo....I wish I had small crampons, I actually slide a few times.

Definitely go on the West Side....it's a beautiful hike this time of year, and less snow :)

06-05-2008, 12:18 PM
Stabilizers if you're going up the Ammo could be helpful and perhaps poles The bigger concern could be the chance for thunderstorms that could roll in later in the day Being above tree line in a thunderstorm is never a good idea

That being said the temps are supposed to be in the high 80s in the valleys and the 70s higher up